The Symbols

Friday Night - 8:45pm to 9:30pm @ The Rec Room | 21+

Spiritual porn rock

The Symbols are bursting through the seams of Fort Collins, Colorado with an undeniable amount of raw talent and energy, combined with a knack for writing great song after great song. Founded in 2011 by vocalist/bass-player front-lady Mer Sal and guitar virtuoso Jasco (Blinddog Smokin', Mojambus, The Shamans), this band also packs a mean punch with touring veteran drummer Don Stahl (Joey Dee and the Starliters, Damon Fowler). Get out and experience their soul – and hear the colorful voice of their music.
 
The Symbols write, record, and perform songs that have inspired movie soundtracks, public service announcements, and commercial advertisements. Although many of the band's songs are formatted to be radio songs, The Symbols' breed of rock is intellectual and spiritual, similar to modern day Jeff Beck, with modern day deep-pocket grooves, and progressive female croon-meets-funking/neo-soul vocals that could be recommended if you like Amy Winehouse and Jamiroquai's vocalist Jay Kay. The sound is rollicking, rocking and danceable, yet at the same time chill and zen. The crooning, jazzing vocals and guitar string-bending/whammy bar manipulations are undeniably sexy. All of this being said, fans of The Symbols have come to agree that the sound created by this band is undoubtedly what “Spiritual Porn Rock” must sound like.
 
The Symbols have been hard at work across six years together. Their first full length album SMILE (2015) was released with the help of Phil Brown (Little Feat), and a second album followed in 2016 titled "Symbolized", to much attention. Symbolized is similar to Phil Brown's "The Jimi Project" in that The Symbols took popular covers and twisted them into different styles, rewriting and arranging them.
The Symbols were featured on the cover of Scene Magazine in December of 2016, and in September, performed a radio and television broadcast that was written about in Denver Westword.
The Symbols' song "Alone" is to be featured in River Wilde's upcoming feature length film "Abstinence", and their recent burlesque music video "Ball Bearings" through a stroke of luck garnered them a licensing contract with Touch Tunes in over 65,000 bars worldwide.